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Sat, Apr 20



Impossible Listeners: Using "You" in Poems with Eleanor Reeds

If you could address someone that has passed, what would you say? If you could talk to the roadblocks that hindered your path, or the stars that lit the way, what would you tell them? This workshop will sharpen your skills for speaking to the unspeakable in your poems.

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Impossible Listeners: Using "You" in Poems with Eleanor Reeds
Impossible Listeners: Using "You" in Poems with Eleanor Reeds

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT


About the Event

Poems often address those who cannot be reached. We appeal to the west wind or reproach an absent lover, knowing it is impossible for them to hear us and yet trusting in the power of poetic language to communicate. In this session, we will explore poems that can be read by everyone except the "you" to whom they are addressed. We will then experiment with using techniques such as invocation and apostrophe in our own poems.

ELEANOR REEDS (she/her) is a poet, essayist, critic, and educator from the United Kingdom who has served as the Associate Editor for Plainsongs for the past five years. Her work has appeared in aurora journal and Long River Review. She received a PhD in English from the University of Connecticut and currently teaches at Hastings College.

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